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March 9, 1957

A Manual of the Common Contagious Diseases

JAMA. 1957;163(10):902. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970450104033

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This excellent book brings together most of the significant information available today concerning the common contagious diseases. The material is presented in a clear, concise, and useful manner. The opening chapter deals with the principles of contagion and immunity. In the second chapter the authors discuss in detail serum reactions and their treatment. In the third chapter they discuss the currently available antibiotics and sulfonamides used in the treatment of contagious diseases. The next 12 chapters are devoted to a detailed discussion of the contagious diseases, including etiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment. Then follows a chapter concerning the general management of contagious diseases including such details as the management of contagious diseases in hospitals and an outline of medical aseptic technique. This chapter is followed by a glossary and an index. The authors clearly indicate at the beginning that they are dealing only with contagious diseases and that they are

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